Lady Judge, the UK’s 37th Coolest Person in Tech, is a Senior Advisor to Athene Capital, and chairs the Investment Advisory Committee. Lady Judge, a trained commercial lawyer, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. She was previously a partner in a major US law firm specialising in corporate and financial transactions. In 1980 she was appointed by the President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter she was appointed as the first woman executive director of News International and Samuel Montagu and held many positions in the financial services industry including Chair of the UK/US Committee on Corporate Governance and Senior Advisor to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and became its Chairman in 2004 and was reappointed in 2007. After completing two terms she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of its Task Force on Nuclear Safety. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy.
Lady Judge is a non-executive director Magna International Inc (Canada) and a strategic advisor to a number of international corporations, including Statoil and Barclays. She is the former Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of Sabanci University and a member of the Steering Committee of the Istanbul International Energy & Climate Center at Sabanci University. In addition she has also been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries.
Lady Judge received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honours from New York University Law School.